Hoplite was also behind the DS and PSP ports of Myst, so it seems likely that Myst 3D is simply a port of the original Myst with added 3D effects – as opposed to a fully explorable, polygonal title akin to Real Myst.
Myst 3D is scheduled to be released on March 27, 2012.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – (December 22, 2011) – The seminal fantasy-adventure title, Myst, is set to arrive as a major player in the Spring 2012 lineup of Nintendo 3DS™ releases, announced video game publishers Maximum Family Games (MFG) today. The story of Myst was first created as a computer game series nearly two decades ago by brothers Robyn and Rand Miller of Cyan, Inc.
The new Myst for Nintendo 3DS, developed by Hoplite Research, LLC, introduces the first-person fantasy universe to players not yet acquainted with the series, and gives veteran gamers extra content to explore with new landscapes and with the RIME Age added to enhance the Myst storyline. As in the original Myst, players will solve puzzles, explore their surroundings and interact with items and objects that deliver clues from which players must piece together answers in order to move ahead and solve the mysteries that lie within.
While Myst for Nintendo 3DS stays true to the original game's model, the upcoming addition takes the classic journey to a new level with sharp 3D environments which even further transport players into the enigma the game creates.
"Myst is expected to be a big hit with Nintendo 3DS players," said Len Ciciretto, President of MFG. "It takes everything we all know and love about the Myst series and gives it a 3D facelift."
The game begins as the book of Myst has just been finished and the reader finds himself in the unusual world described within the book's pages. Exploration begins immediately, as players wander around in an attempt to figure out where they are, and more importantly, why they have landed on the cryptic island of Myst.
Myst features six worlds, including the RIME Age which was not part of the original release, and with a multitude of puzzles and clues to uncover, Myst offers hours of adventurous gameplay. "In 3D, each scene jumps from the screen and really puts the player in the game!" said Manny Granillo, President of Hoplite Research.
"The original Myst for PC systems was a groundbreaking game that brought the fantasy-adventure genre to mainstream casual gaming," said Ciciretto. "The new Myst honors that history by reintroducing this well-known franchise to younger generations."
Myst is set to release on March 27, 2012 on Nintendo 3DS. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.maximumfamilygames.com.
About Maximum Family Games
Maximum Family Games publishes computer and video games for players of all ages available on all leading platforms. With years of success in consumer technology and game publishing, its leaders have joined forces to enhance the gaming industry by expanding the market to include interactive, educational, and entertaining games for the entire family. For more information, visit www.maximumfamilygames.com.
MYST is a registered trademark of CYAN WORLDS, INC. © 1994-2011 CYAN WORLDS, INC. The MYST logo is a registered trademark of CYAN WORLDS, INC. MYST and all character names and likenesses are trademarks of CYAN WORLDS, INC. © 2006-2011 SUNSOFT All other rights property of HOPLITE RESEARCH, LLC © 2006-2011. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. Licensed to Maximum Family Games, Inc. by HOPLITE RESEARCH, LLC.
About Cyan Worlds
Cyan Worlds, Inc., located in Spokane, WA, is best know for Myst and Riven, which received numerous awards, critical acclaim and broad popularity. Cyan has been designing and building immersive interactive worlds since 1987. They currently employ over 30 designers, programmers and artists. For more information about Cyan Worlds, visit www.cyanworlds.com.
About Hoplite Research, LLC
Hoplite Research, LLC is a leading Entertainment research group, developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Created in 2001 primarily as one of the entertainment industry's first research groups, Hoplite Research, LLC is dedicated to finding new methods of entertaining through technology, innovation, and design on videogame platforms, arcade, PC, and mobile devices.